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Anyone with ears to hear must listen…

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“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches…” (Revelation 2:7 NLT)

Hear the cry of the Lord to the Church of Jesus Christ, especially the American church.

“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit…”

Hearing, listening, and understanding is critical to survival and effective ministry in these last days.

Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which proceeds from the mouth of God (Matt 4:4).” In other words, we’ll live if we hear, listen, and understand what the Lord is saying at this very moment.

“But I’ve never been very good at hearing God!”

Maybe you’ve never been taught how to distinguish God’s voice from all the other voices around you.

In John chapter 10 Jesus talks about His sheep knowing His voice and not listening to any other. 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 states we are children of light and should walk accordingly, not allowing the darkness to overtake us.

In order to hear God’s voice there are several things you must do, if you’re going to be able to discern truth from error (God’s Spirit, or voices which CLAIM to be from God).

1. Read, study, memorize, APPLY God’s word. Do that which you know to do. Do it now, and always.

Determine to be a doer of His Word (written or otherwise) BEFORE you hear what He has to say!

2. Be in community with other followers of Christ. God gives individual assignments, but He’ll never contradict His Word. Having godly relationships helps us watch out for one another.

3. Receive reproof and correction. God won’t only speak of great and glorious things; but He’ll always speak as a loving Father.

He’ll show you where you’ve messed up, but also give you hope and a way to correct your error.

Remember Jesus’ words to the seven churches…”I know your works…there are things I like, and things you need to change…”?

4. Guard your heart. Be very picky about what you listen to, watch, talk, and think about. And no, it’s not because you won’t look like a Christian. It’s because things contrary to God’s word, if allowed to come into your spirit unchecked and unrestrained, will cause your ability to be sensitive to God’s voice to diminish to the point of spiritual deafness.

5. Determine to love what He loves, and hate what He hates.
“You love justice and hate evil. Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.” (Hebrews 1:9 NLT)

These words were spoken about Jesus, but should apply to anyone who claims to be His disciple.

6. Expect to be led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14-16). It’s not only your privilege, it could very well mean your life, and the life of those around you.

7. Set aside your own opinions and solutions. Allow God’s word, His voice, to change your mind.

“Trust in the Lord…in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6

What would happen if EVERY believer did just that? What if we all had ears to hear, listen and understand what the Spirit is saying?

Church, we MUST hear, or we will surely miss out on what He wants to accomplish in this nation!

We MUST hear and obey the voice of the Spirit, even if it goes crosswise with our opinion.

We MUST understand what He is saying to the churches. 

He knows what it will take to bring in the harvest.

He understands what needs to happen to shake the powers of darkness, and to release those bound by unclean and vile spirits.

He has the answer for EVERY trick of the enemy!

And He even knows what it will take to make this nation great again.

(By the way, making America great again really isn’t a priority to God).

Do YOU belong to Jesus? Do you have ears to hear? Can you listen and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches?

And are you ready for action?

The Spirit of God says, “It’s time.”

Prophetic Words

I believe these are prophetic words from the Lord: I originally posted them about 8 months ago, but thought about them again after hearing a clip by Dr. Myles Munroe. [button href=”http://youtu.be/7hk2ZPrqnK4″ primary=”true” centered=”false” newwindow=”true”]Listen Here[/button]

A shaking is coming upon this land; the land of the free and the home of the brave. A land that is more brazen than brave, and more in bondage than free. This shaking, which will affect each and every person, rich and poor, young and old, will help right the wrongs done specifically in the Lord’s Name, yet against His Kingdom.

For He will display what His grace is really about. He will reveal His power to free the addict, but will call into judgment the things permitted and proclaimed as His will, but have only been the will of worldly-minded pastors and preachers. He will manifest to each person who hungers for freedom, the grace that frees them. But He will correct those who believe God’s grace is their license to pamper the flesh.

The coming shaking will identify and separate truth from error. It is part of the laundering process required to remove spot and blemish.

Anything and everything this nation is holding to, apart from the Lord, will be shaken from their grip, whether things or thoughts. It will be only for a short while, and when it stops many will grab hold of the same things as before. However…

Many, many prodigals shall be shaken off of their bunks, out from under their bridges, and released from the snares that have held them for years. They shall come to their senses, and shall see Jesus as the real and only Lover of their soul. They shall be shaken from the worldly trees they have joined themselves to. They shall fall like overripe fruit. They shall release their hold, and the world’s hold shall be released from them.

Shaking, shaking, shaking. Wind blowing, rain falling, hearts failing; but His Kingdom will remain and His prodigals shall return.

Spiritual doors will fall off their hinges, leaving wide open opportunities for God’s people to enter areas previously blocked. His Power and His Word shall be carried into these shaken places and new life will spring up. Yes, the prodigals are everywhere, hiding in their world of make-believe; but He has not forgotten them, and He knows exactly where they are. And they will come. Yes, they will come.

So release this word into their lives; by faith call them forth. Prepare your hearts for the shaking, and for the prodigal’s return.

Yearn for the prodigal. Believe for the prodigal. Embrace the prodigal – and you will embrace God’s restorative love. For understand this: He is calling the prodigals to come home. He is running after them. He is leaving the ninety nine to rescue the one. And He will find them.

And so will you.

As for the timing of the shaking, it’s already being staged. But within 14 months the shaking’s major effects shall be witnessed. There will be some news agencies that will refer to the shaken economy, the shaken weather patterns, and societal turmoil as an earthquake which cannot be seen or heard, but is being felt across the nation. Race issues will again be a hot issue; because it has not been resolved in His church. But He is forcing us to face it and resolve it.

For those whose hands are in His, you have nothing to fear. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. You can boldly say, the Lord is my helper; I will not fear. But if you feel things in your life shaking, release them to Jesus. Be free.

Smile, child. And warm your heart to His plans, His purposes, His gifts and callings… and His prodigals.

They’re coming home.

The more people struggle against it, the worse it will be. Defiance to His shaking will bring about certain ruin. Not right away. But as certain as the sun rises in the morning, ruin will come.

People of God, begin NOW to loosen your worldly grip, the lust for sensual entertainment, and your adulterous relationship with the world. Let it go, and discover how to love the world as He does.

Amen.

“His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden. Pestilence marches before him; plague follows close behind. When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One.” (Habakkuk 3:4-6 NLT)

A Word for the Body

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Here’s a little story that caught my eye this evening. The story of Jesus healing a man’s withered, dried up, unusable hand.

“He went on from there and entered their synagogue. And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” – so that they might accuse him. He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.” (Matthew 12:9-14 ESV)

There’s a word in this story for the Body of Christ:

We, the Church, have bought the evil one’s lie. A lie that accepts minimal effort, half-hearted faith, and small-minded Christianity as the norm. And, for the most part (in experience, not in doctrine), we’re content to believe in a God who really isn’t as powerful as he claims.

We have decided it’s much easier to leave part of the Body dried up and impotent, than to push past church traditions of doubt and unbelief, and press into God’s presence to get what we really need to reach a world for Jesus.

We’ve become satisfied in our present condition. As long as there’s a “good hand” we need not be concerned about opportunities that “slip through” our mangled fingers. Since someone else is able and willing to work; well, isn’t that what really matters?

Jesus wants to make us whole. Complete. He wants each part of his Body functioning in love and mercy, grace and power. He yearns for his life-giving power to flow through each and every one of us.

Church, it’s time for us to “stretch out our hand” at the command of the Lord. Tear up our list of excuses for failure. Lay our withered passion and faith before the Lord and hear him say, “Be whole!”

And then ignore the one’s who still say, “It won’t work.”

Shake-Proof Your Life (Part One)

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A shaking is coming. Ordained by God’s justice, necessitated by man’s selfishness. As God is faithful and just, so he is faithful to perform his work in us; and he is just in the way he performs his righteous shaking.

His shaking is nothing to fear, though he is a consuming fire. But either our sins will consume us, ultimately within the fires of hell, or God’s fire of righteousness and true holiness will consume us. Therefore, a shaking is coming. And, it’s a good thing!

Who can endure the shaking, the judgment, of the Lord? Well, who can dwell in his Presence? His Word is clear and certain. For it is impossible to endure his shaking, if we haven’t found our place in his Presence.

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. (Psalm 15 ESV)

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite. (Isaiah 57:15 ESV)

America has become so high and mighty in their own eyes, they have left no room for God. America does NOT trust in God; at least, not the God of the Bible. God has given the nation’s political and spiritual leaders the mandate, the calling, to lead their country back to its biblical roots, but for the most part, they have failed. Even in the face of national disasters, lengthy wars in foreign lands, and domestic problems that will never be solved by man’s wisdom, all we hear from our leaders is “We shall prevail”. Really?

Where are the spiritual leaders, those who should have the mind of God? Where is the voice of one crying, “in the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord?” Yes, the Lord takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servants. But the two things which should be emphasized seem to take a back seat. Prosperity and happiness are the messages that sell.

The Lord is intimately involved with his servants. Those who desire to serve him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. Regardless of where it leads, or what it demands; the servant of the Lord is focused on and committed to, God.

A shaking is coming; a shaking that will rattle the political, economic, and spiritual realm of the United States. Everyone who is living a “shakeable life” will be affected. Change is definitely coming. To be unshakeable, is to be ready.

How can you and I be ready for the coming shaking? By shaking off the “stuff” that doesn’t belong in our lives, now.

The apostle Paul wrote this to the Corinthians:

But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world. (1Corinthians 11:31-32 ESV)

Peter had this to say about judgment, and specifically, judgment in the church:

For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And, “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? (1 Peter 4:17-18 ESV)

The emphasis of this teaching, though, is not so much on the coming shaking and time of testing, but how you and I should prepare ourselves for anything that may come; whenever it may come.

How to live a life that is UNSHAKEABLE. Or, how to “Shake-Proof Your Life.”

…whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.“ Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:26-29 NKJV)

There is something to hope for, even in the midst of shaking and judgment. What could that be? God’s hope, and plan, is for the act of discipline (shaking and judgment) to produce a holy people. Without holiness, no one sees the Lord; but with it…

I’ll begin by explaining different ways God shakes nations, churches, and individuals. It isn’t anything new, as nations and civilizations over the last 6,000 years have witnessed times of God’s intervention.

Please comment and let me know what your thoughts are pertaining to this timely subject. Most of all, be prepared.

A Prophetic Word…

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I believe this is a word from the Lord:

A shaking is coming upon this land; the land of the free and the home of the brave. A land that is more brazen than brave, and more in bondage than free. This shaking, which will affect each and every person, rich and poor, young and old, will help right the wrongs done specifically in the Lord’s Name, yet against His Kingdom.

For He will display what His grace is really about. He will reveal His power to free the addict, but will call into judgment the things permitted and proclaimed as His will, but have only been the will of worldly-minded pastors and preachers. He will manifest to each person who hungers for freedom, the grace that frees them. But He will correct those who believe God’s grace is their license to pamper the flesh.

The coming shaking will identify and separate truth from error. It is part of the laundering process required to remove spot and blemish.

Anything and everything this nation is holding to, apart from the Lord, will be shaken from their grip, whether things or thoughts. It will be only for a short while, and when it stops many will grab hold of the same things as before. However…

Many, many prodigals shall be shaken off of their bunks, out from under their bridges, and released from the snares that have held them for years. They shall come to their senses, and shall see Jesus as the real and only Lover of their soul. They shall be shaken from the worldly trees they have joined themselves to. They shall fall like overripe fruit. They shall release their hold, and the world’s hold shall be released from them.

Shaking, shaking, shaking. Wind blowing, rain falling, hearts failing; but His Kingdom will remain and His prodigals shall return.

Spiritual doors will fall off their hinges, leaving wide open opportunities for God’s people to enter areas previously blocked. His Power and His Word shall be carried into these shaken places and new life will spring up. Yes, the prodigals are everywhere, hiding in their world of make-believe; but He has not forgotten them, and He knows exactly where they are. And they will come. Yes, they will come.

So release this word into their lives; by faith call them forth. Prepare your hearts for the shaking, and for the prodigal’s return.

Yearn for the prodigal. Believe for the prodigal. Embrace the prodigal – and you will embrace God’s restorative love. For understand this: He is calling the prodigals to come home. He is running after them. He is leaving the ninety nine to rescue the one. And He will find them.

And so will you.

As for the timing of the shaking, it’s already being staged. But within 14 months the shaking’s major effects shall be witnessed. There will be some news agencies that will refer to the shaken economy, the shaken weather patterns, and societal turmoil as an earthquake which cannot be seen or heard, but is being felt across the nation. Race issues will again be a hot issue; because it has not been resolved in His church. But He is forcing us to face it and resolve it.

For those whose hands are in His, you have nothing to fear. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. You can boldly say, the Lord is my helper; I will not fear. But if you feel things in your life shaking, release them to Jesus. Be free.

Smile, child. And warm your heart to His plans, His purposes, His gifts and callings… and His prodigals.

They’re coming home.

The more people struggle against it, the worse it will be. Defiance to His shaking will bring about certain ruin. Not right away. But as certain as the sun rises in the morning, ruin will come.

People of God, begin NOW to loosen your worldly grip, the lust for sensual entertainment, and your adulterous relationship with the world. Let it go, and discover how to love the world as He does.

Amen.

“His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden. Pestilence marches before him; plague follows close behind. When he stops, the earth shakes. When he looks, the nations tremble. He shatters the everlasting mountains and levels the eternal hills. He is the Eternal One.” (Habakkuk 3:4-6 NLT)

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